RCE North Texas - 2019

UT Dallas Sustainability Service Honors
Basic Information
Title of project : 
UT Dallas Sustainability Service Honors
Submitting RCE: 
RCE North Texas
Contributing organization(s) : 
UT Dallas, City of Plano, City of Dallas,Earth X
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Gary Cocke
Organizational Affiliation: 
University of Texas at Dallas
Format of project: 
Language of project: 
Date of submission:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Geographical & Education Information
United States
North Texas
Address of focal point institution for project: 
800 W. Campbell Rd.,FM 11
Richardson, TX 75080
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is located an urban and suburban area with 6.8 million residents in many municipalities. The perdominant ecosystem is grassland prairie, but natural ecosytems are greatly impacted by human activity. Residents in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex span the socioeconomic spectrum.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
This project addresses all areas of sustainable development by engaging students in service to advance sustainable development goals. This project also contributes to SDG 4 - Quality Education by having students provide reflections on how their service was related to a specific SDG, and students must provide a reflection on how that SDG may manifest differently in a developing country or region.
August, 2018 to May, 2019
There are many organizations within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex that offer service to advance sustainable development, but they are always in need of more volunteers. This program provides volunteers for those organizations so that they can create progress in the community. This program also enriches the education of students at the University of Texas at Dallas by highlighting that service to our community can contribute to global sustainability through the SDG's. Students will learn that their talents and interests can be applied to create sustainable change. As students learn about SDGs they will also provide reflections on how the SDGs manifest in other areas.
The goal of this program is to engage UT Dallas students in service on campus and in our community that contributes to sustainable change and to deepen student understanding of sustainable development issues globally and locally.
Size of academic audience: